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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will be assisting you with all of your vehicle questions today. Give me one moment while I review your question and come back with a answer. Please be aware I do not know your skill level or abilities so I will be asking a lot of questions and in a lot of cases we will respond to each other quite a lot before we find a solution. As far as phone calls are concerned that is the system prompting you, not me, and they do cost more money, I prefer text but in some cases a phone call is required. Sounds like you need a starter
you may have a amp drop issue if your getting 12v and no start, there must not be enough amps, so your loosing it in the cables somewhere, I would do a amp drop test and see what you get
somethings weird so you have bench tested that starter and its fine but applying voltage with it on the truck it does absolutely nothing?
have you tried turning the engine over by hand at the crank to make sure your motor isnt locked up
still sounds like a starter to me
what else could it be? the only other thing is that starter isnt lining up and thats almost impossible to do on that, and bench test and test under a load are 2 different things
what brand of starter are you getting? and is it reman
well im out of ideas ill open this back up to the other techs for assistance
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Can you do me a favor and roll back the carpet on the passenger side floorboard against the firewall and locate the B+ wire and tell me if the nut there is tight and corrosion free?
At this point I would remove the timing cover and inspect for damages.. I suspect the timing chain tensioner has failed and the timing has jumped which is the reason you can't spin the engine...
If the tensioner has failed then the reason you can't spin it over is because the valves are hitting the piston. You will need to get the tensioner replaced, get it timed up and before installing the timing cover jump the starter relay and test compression of all the cylinders.. Any that are 0 psi will need the head removed to replace the valves..
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Removing the timing cover is the next step I would do if was here in my bay at the dealership.. If you can't spin it with a 1/2 in pull handle then the timing is most likely the cause..
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If the engine will not turn either way left or right then it's locked down from the crankshaft, rods, pistons, etc. I would drop the oil pan and find the rod that is the darkest, or see if you have a bent rod and it hanging on the crankshaft. It should spin over at the very least with the prybar, and did you get a chance to drain the oil and inspect for any metal?